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Geniuses of Hard Work
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They don't become stronger overnight by discovering the lost bloodline or a scroll full of forbidden jutsus. Everything they achieved was through blood, sweat and tears. They are Geniuses of Hard Work.
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True Legacy: Rewind by Dragon6 reviews
A re-write of my original story. After the events of the Wave, Naruto realizes that he must improve as a shinobi. With Kakashi's help, he sets out to accomplish just that. With a scroll from the founder of Ninjutsu, a fox who mildly respects him and surprising encouragement from Ino, Naruto might just becaome the strongest shinobi of the Leaf, worthy of the Fourth's legacy.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 77,567 - Reviews: 1031 - Favs: 2,494 - Follows: 2,222 - Updated: 2/17/2014 - Published: 3/9/2012 - Naruto U., Ino Y. - Complete
Something to Die For by Macavity the Mystery Cat reviews
Morino Ibiki was thought to be the last choice for a jonin sensei, but thanks to the efforts of Umino Iruka, he finds himself saddled with a familiar team of new genin...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 56,939 - Reviews: 1084 - Favs: 2,706 - Follows: 3,214 - Updated: 7/28/2010 - Published: 6/23/2006 - Ibiki M.
Fang and Fox by ShadowBlade911 reviews
What would have happened if Naruto had wound up on a team with Kiba and Hinata. Gets into the friends he makes, the bonds, and trouble that all come with being around Kohona's number one knuckle headed ninja.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 146,228 - Reviews: 483 - Favs: 935 - Follows: 1,200 - Updated: 4/22 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
The Three Keys by DetectiveFox reviews
Taijutsu, Ninjutsu, and Genjutsu, the three key Jutsu to any shinobi. But for this team, a team that has been branded as a failure from the begining, each of its three members train and support one another to become specialist in one of those three keys. The question: Will they make it? Or be forever branded as failures?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,700 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 4/17 - Published: 2/27 - Naruto U., Lee R., Gai M., Yakumo
Team Rin by Dreyden reviews
We all know the story of Naruto on Team 7, but what if he was trained under a different Sensei? With different teammates? How would Naruto have developed under Rin, Kakashi's forgotten teammate? For better or for worse, different experiences will lead to a different Naruto.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 62,684 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 434 - Follows: 512 - Updated: 7/22/2014 - Published: 7/30/2012 - Naruto U., Rin, OC, Fū
The Burning Bone by Ginjaa Ninjaa reviews
When you fail your genin exam, you have to make the most of what life gives you. Naruto thought that he was watching his fleeting shinobi career go down the drain. That was until he got a lifeline through an unfortunate event as a death amongst the recent graduating class opens up a free spot which Naruto got took.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 48,062 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 349 - Updated: 3/31 - Published: 2/2 - [Naruto U., Ino Y.] Chōji A., Asuma S.
How Destiny Turns by TheElderOne reviews
Through a fantastic set of circumstances, Naruto stumbles upon the Shadow Clone Jutsu a year early and uses it to graduate when he's eleven. A fresh Genin, he's placed on a team with Neji Hyuuga and TenTen Jinta, Might Guy being their sensei. This event ripples across the pages of history books in the Leaf, and Team 9 is intent to show how to turn the tide of destiny.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 215,140 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 518 - Follows: 673 - Updated: 3/8 - Published: 7/12/2013 - [Naruto U., Hinata H.] [Neji H., Tenten]
Failings and Misunderstandings by Team Dragon Star reviews
When Team 7 is expelled during the first phase of the Chunin exams, the Sharingan falls out of Orochimaru's reach. In his attempt to salvage something of worth from his plan, the Sannin searches for another bloodline. However, when he chooses Konoha's other Dojutsu, the consequences exceed even his wildest expectations.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 210,355 - Reviews: 940 - Favs: 1,614 - Follows: 1,694 - Updated: 2/28 - Published: 4/27/2013 - [Naruto U., Hinata H.] [Sasuke U., Sakura H.] - Complete
Chōshinsei no Naruto by starja reviews
What would happen if the academy was revamped just prior to the Rookie Nine years? And we all hear of Naruto being referred to as 'Konoha's Sun'. What if there was more to that than just the words?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 45,430 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 346 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 4/26/2014 - Naruto U.
Devil's Advocate by livezinshadowz reviews
An accidental meeting brings Zetsu into Naruto's life as his tutor. With Zetsu intending to sway Naruto to his own philosophy of "the only one you can rely on is yourself", Naruto discovers that the world isn't as black and white as his tutor is, that there are at least two sides to every story, and that he has a lot to learn. Hints of NaruIno and NaruTen; grey!Naruto
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 119,609 - Reviews: 774 - Favs: 1,536 - Follows: 1,685 - Updated: 3/18 - Published: 1/2/2013 - Naruto U., Ino Y., Tenten, Zetsu
Patriot's Dawn by The Pro reviews
Uzumaki Naruto was born to be a shinobi. He was supposed to be a killer; a protector of unparalleled skill. His lineage and the demon in his gut ensured that. In canon, his growth was stunted. In here, he had a reason to be strong. He has to survive. AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 160,392 - Reviews: 2198 - Favs: 5,028 - Follows: 5,151 - Updated: 12/31/2014 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Naruto U.
Naruto: Path of Ambition by Mr. Dusk reviews
After a chance meeting between Naruto and Kakashi (far earlier than they would have) Kakashi becomes Naruto's legal guardian and prepares him for life as a ninja. As he grows older, Naruto develops an ambition to change the world, and meets those who will either help him on his path or stand in his way. ON HIATUS
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,267 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 1/2 - Published: 12/13/2013 - Naruto U., Hinata H., Kakashi H.
Raised By ANBU by iFrix reviews
Instead of being left alone, Naruto was placed in the care of the ANBU who decided to give their jinchuuriki some proper training from an early age. How will things develop now that Naruto isn't the dead last anymore? features lots of deviation from canon and original storylines (if I say so myself)
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 107,012 - Reviews: 345 - Favs: 822 - Follows: 937 - Updated: 4/27/2013 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Naruto U.
Hurricane Suite by The Pro reviews
A different sealing. A different beginning. Uzumaki Naruto grew up with lofty goals, guts, and determination. The instinct of a born fighter made him grow; the knowledge of what he had to do drove him. For in the Shinobi world, it's duty above all. AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 85,249 - Reviews: 1055 - Favs: 2,749 - Follows: 2,440 - Updated: 3/2/2012 - Published: 3/9/2010 - Naruto U.
Genius Sensei by AlexDnD reviews
What if Kakashi had recovered from his deep depression? What if he turned out to be a true genius as a sensei? Watch as team 7 develops into a truly capable shinobi team!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 301,802 - Reviews: 1587 - Favs: 1,547 - Follows: 1,554 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 2/9/2014 - Kakashi H., Team Seven
Sword Shadow by Writers of the Storm reviews
Naruto Uzumaki picks up the art of kenjutsu as a means of self defence. Follow how one ninja's concern for the Naruto's safety leads to the birth of Konoha's greatest swordsman. (Rated T to be safe)
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 94,483 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 525 - Updated: 2/1 - Published: 3/9/2013 - Naruto U.
First Try: Team Tetsuo by Lucillia reviews
Kakashi was a bit late to fill out a bit of paperwork, and Tetsuo manages to keep Naruto as his student and gain that year's Rookie of the Year and Top Kunoichi. With what he sees as a potential dream team, or at least one that won't drag Naruto down, he decides to prepare them for the Winter Chunin Exams that are coming up in two months. Diverges from First Try Chapter 11.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 40 - Words: 88,911 - Reviews: 1270 - Favs: 2,003 - Follows: 2,265 - Updated: 9/18/2014 - Published: 6/29/2012 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H.
True Potential by DryBonesKing reviews
One discussion in the academy introduces Naruto to his first real friends and changes his life forever. Together, they will work hard, push each other, and unlock their true potential. NaruHina
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 256,896 - Reviews: 1582 - Favs: 2,968 - Follows: 3,343 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Naruto U., Hinata H., Shikamaru N., Anko M.
Team 8 by S'TarKan reviews
What if Naruto had been selected for a different team? What if he'd had a different mentor? Who would guess the consequences would be so large?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 276,868 - Reviews: 13745 - Favs: 16,610 - Follows: 14,005 - Updated: 4/23 - Published: 1/1/2006 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
A Teacher's Glory by Larry Huss reviews
"Zest to over-achieve" marks Team 7's entry into the Ninja world. Kakashi teaches lessons better than he imagines. *COMPLETE*
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 18 - Words: 162,678 - Reviews: 1059 - Favs: 2,702 - Follows: 2,160 - Updated: 8/19/2013 - Published: 4/26/2011 - Naruto U. - Complete
First Try by Lucillia reviews
Due to a quirk of fate, Naruto passes the Academy Graduation Exam on his first try. Because of this, his life takes an interesting turn before he joins Team 7 after Kakashi poaches him from his sensei.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 34,887 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 2,594 - Follows: 812 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 5/30/2011 - Naruto U., Kakashi H. - Complete
Geniuses of Hard Work by froznfox72 reviews
Might Guy trades Neji and Tenten to take Naruto and Hinata on his team. Can he take this group of misfits and turn them into a team of geniuses...or will he be forced to give up wearing spandex forever? Naruhina LeexAyame
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 34 - Words: 258,843 - Reviews: 1713 - Favs: 2,694 - Follows: 1,522 - Updated: 6/20/2011 - Published: 6/30/2010 - [Naruto U., Hinata H.] Lee R., Gai M. - Complete